Travel to Dau Tieng Lake in Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam
Travel to Dau Tieng Lake, Dau Tieng Lake located in Phuoc Minh Commune in Tay Ninh Province's Vietnam, Duong Minh Chau District, is the largest irrigation reservoir in Vietnam with a capacity of 1.6 billion cubic meters, enough for watering 63,000 hectares of farmland in Tay Ninh and Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam plus 40,000 hectares in the provinces of Binh Duong and Long An through the Saigon and Vam Co rivers.
Especially, the lake is also a frequent place for sightseers for its beautiful landscape of mountains, mysterious islets and its fresh and pure atmosphere. Being far away from the residential area, the lake has crystal like, clean water and on sunny days, the water reflects the blue color of the sky.
Stretching along the lake is the Cau Mountain and a valley next to a primeval forest close to its bank, and scattered here and there in the lake are small islets. The lake's bank with its green grass coverage could be an ideal place for camping and visitors coming there could go fishing or watching the locals catch fish in the lake.
Cau Mountain has a height of 198 meters with a diverse floristic composition and protective forest extending to 1,600 hectares. At the top of the mountain is Thai Son Pagoda, which attracts many pilgrims in the 15th day of the first lunar month.
Next to Cau Mountain in the rubber plantation is Cau Nom Lake, which also has very pure and clean water with fresh air and tranquilizing atmosphere. There is also Tha La peninsula with an area of 57 hectares next to the lake. On the peninsula, locals grow many tropical fruit trees such as mango and longan.
To reach the lake, tourists can follow the National Highway No.13 to Thu Dau Mot Town in Binh Duong Province. When reaching the second highway toll station on Binh Duong Boulevard, tourists turn right Nguyen Chi Thanh Street (744 Street) and run through this street for about 30 kilometers and turn right at the T-junction of Thanh Tuyen Commune in Ben Cat District. Tourists then come to the center of Dau Tieng Town of Dau Tieng District and follow this street to Dau Tieng Lake.
(Source:SGT, URL: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/travel/2008/06/790905/)